While this book may not be quite as controversial today as it was when it was first published in 1994, it is sure to still raise eyebrows among many parents and educationalists.

Powerful, sensitive and beautifully written, The Blue Lawn is a coming-of-age story about two boys who find themselves sexually attracted to one another.

The thoughtful introduction by Tessa Duder adds yet another dimension to this novel which is the second title to be chosen for the Collins Modern New Zealand Classics series.

Publisher: HarperCollins


Price: $16.99

Age: 14-plus

Recommended by: Dorothy Vinicombe